I personally witnessed almost the same very thing a few years ago in my
backyard (I was on my deck watching it all) but the utility crew were
replacing a cables on a high power transmission line and they too used a
helicopter to take men back and forth from one pole to another; the only
difference was that that the power was shut down on the lines!! I was very
impressed by the pilot of the copter that hovered close enough to the lines
and poles to allow workers to get on and off the copter!! The pilot was
even going over and under the lines, the guys doing the actual line work
must have nerves of steel!! (did get it video tape as the guys at work
didn't believe me until I showed them the tape!!!)



"Brian Habel" <bjhabel@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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> The first day on the job may come as a bit of a shock although
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